It’s what we’ve waited for: Summer! Though the season brings longer, sunnier days, it also comes with life-threatening weather hazards such as extreme heat, rip currents, and thunderstorms and lightning. Learn more about extreme weather hazards to help you stay 'weather-ready' at the beach, by the pool, while picnicking, or on the golf course, at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/summer-safety.
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) has a free online Citizens Preparedness Training Course. The 24-minute training offers New Yorkers a condensed version of what they would have learned during an in-person course.
**PLEASE NOTE: All Citizen Preparedness Corps Trainings are currently on hold.
The Department of Emergency Response offers presentations to community groups and organizations to provide basic information on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters or emergencies. Learn which ones are more likely to occur in our area and how you can reduce their impact on you, your family, and the community. Contact Geoff Dunn, Community Preparedness Coordinator, at 607-266-2633, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Preparedness Checklists:
Generator Maintenance Checklist
72 Hour Emergency Kit List
Car Emergency Kit List
Important Legal Documents
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Home Emergencies & Safety Tips
Additional Resource Information
Disaster and emergency information will broadcast from these local radio stations:
If your TV is working, monitor a regional all-news channel, such as Spectrum News, or the Weather Channel. A weather radio will also provide accurate and current information.
National Weather Service in Binghamton
WHAT TYPES OF EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN IN TOMPKINS COUNTY?
There are certain basic concepts of preparedness that apply to any type of situation:
- Be Informed
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Get Involved
Learn more at www.ready.gov.